A. EVENTS (click to see details below)

1. Thur. Mar 26: Babel Series: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

2. Fri. Mar 27: Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop VI

3. Fri. Mar 27: 2015 Mitchell Lecture: "Who Rules Big Data? Law, Knowledge, and Power"

4. Tue. Mar 31: Service-Learning Panel Discussion with Veronika Scott

5. Tue. Mar 31: "Between Two Rocks and a Hard Place: Haitian Peasant Women, the Family, the Farm, and the Market," Toni Pressley-Sanon, African American Studies, UB

6. Tue. Mar 31: "Serving Western New York: Suicide Prevention in the Student, Veteran and LGBTQ Community”

7. Wed. April 1: Film Screening & Discussion: Fixed

8. Mon. April 6: "Migration of the Americas: How and why Latin American people see a new life in the Frozen North," Claudia Chesi

9. Sat. Apr 11: Film Screening: Moolade

10. Tue. Apr 14: "Health Activism in the African American Community in the Late 20th Century: The Experience of the Black Panther Party," Dr. Alondra Nelson, Columbia University


B. FILM SERIES (click to see details below)

1. Feb 12: Beyond Boundaries: Dare to Be Diverse Film Screenings Begins

2. Feb 12: Reel-Queer Film Series Begins

3. Feb 16: Performances, Lectures, and Screenings in Media Art (PLASMA) Series


C. CALL FOR PAPERS (click to see details below)

1. Wed. July 15, 2015: Wonder Women and Super Men

2. Rolling Deadline: Journal of Research on Women and Gender

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS (click to see details below)

1. Graduate Certificate in LGBT Health Policy & Practice


E. FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS (click to see details below)

1. Gender Institute grants & fellowships

2. Mon. Mar 30, 2015: Fisher Center Pre-Doctoral Fellowship: Gender, Climate, and the Anthropocene

3. Mon. April 6, 2015: The Civic Engagement & Public Policy Strategic Research Initiative Fellowships

4. Wed. April 15, 2015: AAUW Grassroots Grant Program

5. Various Deadlines: Funders for LGBTQ Issues

6. Rolling Deadline: Global Health Field Work Awards








1. Thursday, Mar 26: Babel Series: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
8:00 p.m., Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria. Her work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared in various publications including The New Yorker, Granta, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and Zoetrope. She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the Orange Prize and was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, a New York TimesNotable Book, and a People and Black Issues Book Review Best Book of the Year. Her latest novel, Americanah, has received numerous accolades including winning the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and being named one of The New York Times Ten Best Books of the Year. A recipient of a MacArthur “genius” award, she divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.


2. Fri. Mar 27: Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop VI
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Sq, Buffalo, NY 14203 (Auditorium, enter on Clinton St.) Free and open to public

The sixth Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop offers everyone concerned with Buffalo’s poverty the chance to hear about new research, promising strategies, and opportunities for collaboration. Please register below by March 25, 2015 for the general workshop, which is free and open to the public.

This year we are also offering Post-Workshop Lunch Discussion Groups for workshop participants who want a more in-depth discussion on the workshop topics. If participating in the optional Post-Workshop discussion group, you must register by March 23, 2015. The Post-Workshop Lunch Discussion requires a $25 registration fee.

For the full program and to register, please go to: http://wnyhomeless.org/bprw-vi/


3. Fri. Mar 27: 2015 Mitchell Lecture: "Who Rules Big Data? Law, Knowledge, and Power"
2:00 p.m., 106 O’Brian Hall, UB North Campus

The event will feature three scholars exploring policy issues involved in new information technology. Frank Pasquale, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland, will discuss his new book, Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms that Control Money and Information (Harvard Univ. Press 2015). Elizabeth Joh, Professor of Law at UC Davis, will discuss her work on data analysis and surveillance in the criminal justice system; her recent work includes "Privacy Protests: Surveillance Evasion and Fourth Amendment Suspicion." Virginia Eubanks, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at SUNY Albany, as well as a Ford Academic Fellow at the New America Foundation, will talk about her research on data and automated decisionmaking in social program administration, building on her previous book Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age. A reception will follow.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please go to: http://www.law.buffalo.edu/news/mitchell/2015.html


4. Tue. Mar 31: Service-Learning Panel Discussion with Veronika Scott
8:30 – 10:30 a.m., 107 Capen Hall, UB North Campus Free

Please join us for a panel discussion, facilitated by Cathleen Morreale from the Center for Educational Innovation, that will explore best practices for establishing successful relationships between campus and community partners. Help us welcome, Veronika Scott, a young Social Entrepreneur who will share her story, offer her expertise and provide strategies for faculty and staff to lay the foundation for successful service learning.

For a short video about Veronika Scott, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/ubslpanel

Please Rsvp by March 27th to Terri Budek at tfrysh@buffalo.edu or (716) 645-2434.

7:00 p.m., Drama Theatre, Center for the Arts, UB North Campus
Civic Engagement Academy’s Spring 2015 Keynote Lecture: Veronika Scott

Get inspired by Veronika, CEO and founder of The Empowerment Plan, who empowers women to become more independent. The Academies are thrilled to announce that Veronika Scott will join us at UB on March 31, 2015 at 7PM, CFA to offer the Civic Engagement Keynote Lecture. Ms. Scott’s keynote lecture entitled "Empowerment through Employment," will leverage her work with the Empowerment Plan and focus on encouraging students and members of our community to develop innovative solution-based work to core problems facing neighborhoods, communities, and society as a whole.

The lecture is free and open to the public but seating is limited. Register at: http://academies.buffalo.edu/events/spring_keynote.php to guarantee a seat.

Both events are sponsored by the Center for Educational Innovation, Honors College, Intercultural & Diversity Center, Office of Student Engagement, UB Sustainability, Undergraduate Academies.


5. Tue. Mar 31: “Between Two Rocks and a Hard Place: Haitian Peasant Women, the Family, the Farm, and the Market," Toni Pressley-Sanon, African American Studies, UB
12:00 - 1:30 p.m., 207 UB Commons, North Campus Free

Pat Ellis avers in Women of the Caribbean that since International Women’s Year in 1975, there has been increased interest among national planners, the wider population, and women themselves in the lives of Caribbean women. Much of the research that has taken place since then has focused mainly on women in rural communities and has revealed that in addition to performing the majority of work inside the home, most “Caribbean women have always been—and still are—engaged in a variety of economic activities outside the home” where they are a vital source of cheap, unskilled, and semi-skilled labor. This talk highlights the lives of several women who are members of Oganizasyon Peyizan, a farmer’s cooperative in the Central Plateau region of Haiti. The discussion of several of the women’s narratives aims to excavate the myriad ways that that rural women negotiate their multiple roles as mothers, wives, farmers, entrepreneurs, and human beings with their own dreams and desires.

Sponsored by the Feminist Research Alliance Workshop and the Gender Institute. Lunch will be provided


6. Tue. Mar 31: “Serving Western New York: Suicide Prevention in the Student, Veteran and LGBTQ Community”
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. -Welcome Reception, 5:00- 6:00 pm – Panel Presentation , 100 Allen Hall, UB South Campus

Please join us for a presentation and discussion about suicide in our community. This unique opportunity will give you a chance to hear from and interact with health professionals dealing with suicide on a daily basis. Hear about their personal experiences and learn how we can individually prevent suicide in our community. Presented by UB Counseling Services, UB Veterans’ Association and Veteran Affairs, VA Buffalo Vet Center and VA Medical Center, Pride Center of WNY.

For questions, please contact Amberly Panepinto at ap89@buffalo.edu


7. Wed. Apr 1: Film Screening & Discussion: Fixed
1:00 - 3:00 p.m., 210 Student Union, North Campus Free & Open to the Public


7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Museum of disAbility History, 3826 Main St, Buffalo, NY ($6 adults; $3.50 students and seniors)

Both screenings of Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement will be followed by a discussion with producer and director Regan Brashear.

Presented by: UB Accesibility Resources & Welness Education Services & the Museum of disAbility History.

For reasonable accommodations contact UB Accessibility Resources at 716 645-2608 or Susan Mann Dolce at samann@bufffalo.edu.


8. Mon. Apr 6: "Migration of the Americas: How and why Latin American people see a new life in the Frozen North," Claudia Chesi
School of Social Work’s: Global to Local Luncheon Series
12:30 - 1:30 (refreshments at 12:15), 684 Baldy Hall, UB North Campus Free

Please save the date.  For more information or to rsvp, please contact:  Stephanie Sacco smsacco@buffalo.edu 


9. Sat. Apr 11: Screening: Moolade: A Film by Ousmane Sembene
12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave Buffalo, NY, 14208
Free and Open to the Public

Discussant: Toni Pressley-Sanon, Assistant Professor of African and African-American Studies, UB

Sponsored by African Studies Coordinating Committee, University at Buffalo


10. Tue. Apr 14: The Annual African American Studies Lecture:
"Health Activism in the African American Community in the Late 20th Century: The Experience of the Black Panther Party,"
Dr. Alondra Nelson, Columbia University Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies and Dean of the College of Social Science

More details TBA.

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1. Beyond Boundaries: Dare to Be Diverse Film Screenings

All films will be screened at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo at 6:30 p.m.

Thur., February 12th: The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement (2012) and Far From Home (2005)
In this Oscar-nominated short film, 85 year old Alabama barber and civil rights veteran James Armstrong experiences the fulfillment of an unimaginable dream: the election of the first African-American president. Mr. Armstrong links the magnitude of the present paradigm shift with challenges he faced in the past: from his sons’ integration into an all white school to the Bloody Sunday march for voting rights.

Thur., March 12th: It Happened Here (2015)
WNY premiere of Emmy and Sundance award winning director Lisa F. Jackson's powerful new documentary exploring the nature and impact of sexual assault on college campuses.

Please note that filmmaker Lisa F. Jackson will be present for the WNY premiere of It Happened Here.

Thur., April 16th: Anita: Speaking Truth to Power (2014)
Academy Award-winning director Freida Mock's compelling new documentary about Anita Hill.


2. Reel-Queer Film Series

All performances in this series will be: 7:00 p.m., Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202

Thurs., February 12th: Pride, (Matthew Warchus, 2014), about the "pits and perverts" Coalition building between the striking coal miners and the LGBT community in 1984 Wales

Thurs., March 12th: Club King, (Jon Bush, 2014), about Mario Diaz "the premier LGBT nightlife king"

Thurs., April 9th: Call Me Kuchu,(David Kato, 2012), about Ugandan activists and the country's excessive anti-homosexuality laws


3. Performances, Lectures, and Screenings in Media Art (PLASMA) Series:

Select Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in 112 CFA, UB Center for the Arts, North Campus FREE and open to the public.

March 30: Geert Lovink – Founding director of the Institute of Network Cultures, whose goals are to explore, document and feed the potential for socio-economical change of the new media field through events, publications and open dialogue.

April 13: Caitlin Fisher – Tools, methodologies, future practices, AR poetics. Her research project is entitled "Augmented reality glass: sousveillance, wearable computing and new literary forms."

April 20: Gregory Ulmer – Theorist and writer whose Internet experiments are organized around the problematic of electronic monumentality – a long-term project concerned with the mutation of the public sphere in "electracy" and the consequences for American national identity.

Full details are available at PLASMA (http://mediastudy.buffalo.edu/plasma/plasma-2015/) where you will also find bios of guest artists, links to their own home pages, and updates.

Performances, Lectures, and Screenings in Media Art (PLASMA) is a new speakers series presented by the Department of Media Study and co-sponsored by the Department of English, the Department of Theater and Dance, the UB Technē Institute, and the UB Gender Institute.

Please visit our Web page for further details, links, resources from past PLASMA events, weather-related updates, and additional info. For additional info please contact: Chloe Higginbotham (chloehig@buffalo.edu)

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1. Deadline: July 15, 2015: Wonder Women and Super Men

The Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender at the University at Buffalo is pleased to announce our fall 2015 symposium on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015.

The symposium will conclude at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 8 p.m., with the Keynote lecture by Jill Lepore, The David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History, Harvard University, “The Secret History of Wonder Woman”, sponsored by the Humanities Festival.

The day’s program will feature a talk by Dorota Koczanowicz, Professor of Artistic Culture, University of Wroclaw, on Polish artist Elzbieta Jablonska and mothers as superwomen.

We welcome proposals for 15-minute presentations from any scholarly discipline or approach related to the theme. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

*historical and mythical significance of female rulers (e.g., Cleopatra, Elizabeth, Indira Ghandi)
* women activists (e.g., Angela Davis, Rosa Parks, Dolores Huerta, Audre Lorde, Gloria Steinem)
* women criminals (femmes fatales, serial killers, Thelma and Louise) as gender outlaws
* mythological archetypes and their meanings (e.g., Amazons, goddesses)
* popular culture, post-feminism, and patriarchy: framing power and myths of modern wonder women
* “Super Heroes Wear Diapers”: costumes and power; clothes and professional success
* "starchitects" / architects and notions of genius
* doctors/nurses as superheroes
* ideologies, symbolism, and cults of teachers as super heroes
* medicine and the production of "enhanced" bodies / superhumans
* gender, power, justice, vengeance
* Buffy, Harry Potter, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: innovation or new riffs on old themes?
* gender, sexuality, race, and nation in comic book franchises
* superheroes and the romanticization of violence and militarization

Please submit your proposal (200-250 words) and a short cv to the Planning Committee at ub-irewg@buffalo.edu.

At the bottom of your proposal, please describe your audiovisual equipment needs, if any.

For the full details, please go to: http://genderin.buffalo.edu/genderweek.shtml


2. Rolling Deadline: Journal of Research on Women and Gender, Texas State University

Texas State University JRWG Mission: Promote critical dialogue about experiences of women and persons of various gender identities in diverse cultural contexts. The Journal welcomes manuscripts that give voice to the unique and varied expressions of women and various genders. It is an interdisciplinary publication that welcomes qualitative research, pedagogical work and creative projects.

Interested in being a reviewer or submitting a manuscript? Register here: https://journals.tdl.org/jrwg/index.php/jrwg/user/register

For questions contact the editor: Dr. Audwin Anderson: AA04@txstate.edu, 512-245.2361

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1. Call for Participants in Research Study

The George Washington University graduate certificate program in LGBT Health Policy & Practice is accepting applications for the 2015-16 program year and our 3rd class of students.

The certificate is a 12-credit interdisciplinary program that trains medical and mental health professionals to better care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. A large number of our certificate students work in care settings or in policy organizations. Others are enrolled medical, nursing, or other graduate mental health, public health and policy programs around the world. Things to note about this year:

Discounted Tuition: Our tuition is discounted significantly from the standard GWU tuition rate.

Financial Assistance Available: Thanks to increasingly generous donors, we are now able to offer partial need- and merit-based scholarships to help offset expenses.

Two-Year Option: Students now have the option of spreading the workload and costs over 2 years rather than one, making the certificate more affordable and feasible to complete.

Designed for Students Across the Country and the Globe: The program is offered in a hybrid of online and on-campus curriculum, with two week-long residencies and a closing gathering in Washington, DC.

Applications: Our application portal is open now. April 1 is the deadline to apply to be considered for tuition assistance. The overall deadline is May 31.

Questions? Please email the director, Steve Forssell, forssell@gwu.edu; 202-994-6316, or go to our website: http://lgbt.columbian.gwu.edu/

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1. Gender Institute Faculty Research Grants

For information on the Gender Institute's research grants, fellowships, scholarships, and cosponsorships, click here:http://genderin.buffalo.edu/grants&fellowship


2. Fisher Center Pre-Doctoral Fellowship: Gender, Climate, and the Anthropocene

Deadline: March 30, 2015

In keeping with the Fisher Center's mission of supporting research and dialogue about gender through curricular, programmatic, and scholarly projects, the Fisher Center Steering Committee announces a call for applications for our 2015-2016 Fisher Center Pre-doctoral Fellowship. They seek dissertation scholars and advanced candidates for the MFA whose work critically engages the terms of our theme, Gender, Climate, and the Anthropocene. They are especially interested in candidates who would contribute to the diversity of the campus.

For more information about applying please click the following link: http://www.hws.edu/offices/hr/employment/fac_2015_Fisher_Ctr_PreDoc_Fellowship.aspx


3. The Civic Engagement & Public Policy Strategic Research Initiative Fellowships

Deadline: April 6, 2015

The Civic Engagement & Public Policy Strategic Research Initiative (CEPP) invites full-time UB members of faculty to apply for these research fellowships:
Civic Engagement Research Fellowships
Civic Engagement Research Fellowships for Grant Development
Civic Engagement Research Dissemination Fellowships
Community Scholar-in-Residence Fellowships

Full application details are available here:
http://tinyurl.com/CEPPresearchfellowships and


4. AAUW Grassroots Grant Program

Deadline: April 15, 2015

The Buffalo Branch of the American Association of University Women announces the open application period for its Grassroots Grant Program. Five to eight grants are available in amounts up to $1500 each in three categories:

1. Individual projects
2. Community Organizations and Neighborhood Enrichment Programs
3. High School Leadership Projects

The goal of the grants program is the promotion of equity, gender awareness and lifelong learning for women and girls in the Buffalo Niagara Region (includes, Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Alleghany counties)

For more details, criteria and applications: http://aauw.buffalo.edu/grassrtgrant.htm


5. Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Deadline: Various

Funders for LGBTQ Issues seeks to mobilize philanthropic resources that enhance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, promote equity, and advance racial, economic and gender justice.

More information: http://www.lgbtfunders.org/seekers/community.cfm


6. Global Health Field Work Awards

Rolling Deadline

The Office of Global Health Initiatives offers Global Health Field Work Awards to students interested in implementing public health initiatives or to conduct research in resource-poor settings. $500 data-based projects and $2,500 international fieldwork projects are available. Applications are now accepted on a rolling basis. Apply now!

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Early Modern Research Workshop

Ecocritical Studies Research Workshop

Urban Image Research Workshop



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